Geographical Information Science MSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

geographical-information-science-msc

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By

RICS

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Geographic Information (GI) plays an increasingly important role in many areas of our lives: environmental protection, business and marketing, communications, forecasting, modelling, agriculture, and local and regional planning.
  • Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data. Working alongside industry partners, the course comprises four core modules plus four option modules (selected from a larger pool) and a dissertation.
  • You will learn key skills in: using a range of GI software; scientific programming; dealing with the growth in data from social media and the internet; and, analysing spatial data in the broader context of data science. Alongside the core modules, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as environmental health, remote sensing and earth observation, visualisation, and field data capture.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years' appropriate professional experience.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score.If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of GIS
  • R for Data Science
  • Geographical Visualisation
  • Remote sensing
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
  • Geospatial Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Plus your Dissertationa

Option modules

  • Satellite Data Analysis in Python
  • GIS in Environmental Health
  • Field Data Capture

Industrial placement (optional)

  • Studying a 'with industry' masters degree is the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of your specific area of expertise. By experiencing real-world scenarios and applying your skills and knowledge to business challenges, you will gain a unique insight into how your studies can be utilised in industry. This will not only showcase your abilities to future employers, but will also enhance your studies when you return to University to complete your programme.
  • UK and EU Students
  • This is the total course fee. 
  • Starting in September 2021 
  • MSc: £8,190 
  • MSc with Industry: £9,420 
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you’re eligible.

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